Trends Report

The Changing Cloud Agenda

Cloud Computing Shifts From Cost To Innovation

April 24th, 2012
Holger Kisker, Ph.D., null
Holger Kisker, Ph.D.
With contributors:
Pascal Matzke , Frank Gillett , Michael Yamnitsky , Stefan Ried, Ph.D.


Cloud computing continues to grow at a tremendous speed. But as the market and the understanding of cloud computing grows, the drivers and deployment scenarios that framed the initial cloud agenda are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Today companies expect benefits that go way beyond cost savings and efficiency and are starting to focus increasingly on cloud solutions that facilitate business innovation and growth. This report analyzes the changing value proposition and usage scenarios for cloud services and will help CIOs and other decision-makers understand what value contribution cloud computing is going to deliver in the future.

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